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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:02 am

Labtecpower wrote:Here in Holland we don't celebrate Christmas with presents.
For that we have "sinterklaas" on the 5th of December.
Actually your Santa claus is a copy of our Sinterklaas.
Dutch immigrants brought it to you :wink:

Pretty much all the traditions associated with Christmas, including (but not limited to): the date, giving of presents, christmas tree, carol singing, lighting of candles, religious ritual, mistletoe and wreaths are stolen/copied from Pagan religion (or 'religions' depending on how you define Pagan, the important thing is they're not Christian). Historians seems to agree on Constatine renaming the Pagan Yule-tide holiday to Christmas when he converted the Roman empire to Christianity (which was most likely due to being able to control the entire empire with a single, new religion). My point being it's useless arguing over the origins of refined Christmas traditions when in essence Christmas is about as Christian as Hanukkah :P

Don't mean to dive in to religion here, just the origins of Christmas :D
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Unread postAuthor: more_eggs » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:05 am

Pretty much all the traditions associated with Christmas, including (but not limited to): the date, giving of presents, christmas tree, carol singing, lighting of candles, religious ritual, mistletoe and wreaths are stolen/copied from Pagan religion (or 'religions' depending on how you define Pagan, the important thing is they're not Christian). Historians seems to agree on Constatine renaming the Pagan Yule-tide holiday to Christmas when he converted the Roman empire to Christianity (which was most likely due to being able to control the entire empire with a single, new religion). My point being it's useless arguing over the origins of refined Christmas traditions when in essence Christmas is about as Christian as Hanukkah


Im guessing your a fan of the movie zeitgeist..?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:19 am

Na, that movie is crap. It asserts many things but the research is quite poor. I might not always be 100% correct in what I assert but if I were making a movie i'd make sure of it.

For Yule-tide I got money and...some shirts. Having spent last Christmas in NY, I much prefer Christmas in Summer. Spent the day in a bach 30 feet from the beach in scorching weather.
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Unread postAuthor: Selador » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:27 am

MrCrowley wrote:Spent the day in a bach 30 feet from the beach in scorching weather.


What is a bach ?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:57 am

Selador wrote:
MrCrowley wrote:Spent the day in a bach 30 feet from the beach in scorching weather.


What is a bach ?

Sort of like a basic holiday house by the beach.
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Unread postAuthor: Labtecpower » Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:41 am

I knew the origins of christmas weren't Christian.
And I like the celebrations of the old Germans much more, because they have nice bonfires :D . We have built bonfires over 10 meters (30ft)in height here.

But, what I wanted to point out is that your Santa claus was brought to you by Dutch Immigrants.
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Unread postAuthor: jakethebeast » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:53 am

i got new keyboard (steelseries 7g)
and i got 25wat weller soldering station, and some 3mm leather, and steel
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:01 am

I got a Traxxas Rustler RC truck


Nice car, what model, was it the brushlss version?
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:40 am

When early Christians were persecuted, they adopted a Roman pagan holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus. That way their celebration would not bring the attention of the authorities.

http://www.abetterhope.com/hope/birthday.html

This is some of the history of the Roman Holiday
http://www.essortment.com/all/christmaspagan_rece.htm

Saint Nicholas and Santa came later.
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Unread postAuthor: kjjohn » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:17 pm

qwerty wrote:
I got a Traxxas Rustler RC truck


Nice car, what model, was it the brushlss version?


It is the 3705 model - not the brushless one - however, over the summer when I get a job I am going to save up some money and buy the Velineon brushless conversion kit. I'll have to get some practice in first - 70+ MPH is awfully fast for a 1/10 scale RC truck!
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:57 pm

It is the 3705 model - not the brushless one - however, over the summer when I get a job I am going to save up some money and buy the Velineon brushless conversion kit. I'll have to get some practice in first - 70+ MPH is awfully fast for a 1/10 scale RC truck!


Sounds very nice, i have a HPI Firestorm 10T and an AE RC18T
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Unread postAuthor: more_eggs » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:21 pm

Sounds very nice, i have a HPI Firestorm 10T and an AE RC18T


RC18B, Corally RDX phi, Venom GPV-1, Thunder Tiger xxb, Parkzone mini p-51, Honey Bee King II, a little coaxial heli...
And a few other things Iv made, like a fully functional hovercraft and such..
Rc's are more addictive than spudding
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Unread postAuthor: Selador » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:35 pm

more_eggs wrote:Rc's are more addictive than spudding


Do you build your own RCs :?:
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Unread postAuthor: more_eggs » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:43 pm

Do you build your own RCs


Yep, built a few planes, hovercrafts, and boats... build one car a fair while back before 1/18 scale production really kicked off and I wanted a mini car.. It worked, but wasnt great..
If I had the resources to mill and machine etc then I'd build my own carbon platform touring car using the best bits from all the tourers out there.. But that will have to wait till Iv finished my degree and I have access to all those things[/quote]
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Unread postAuthor: Selador » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:49 pm

more_eggs wrote:Yep, built a few planes, hovercrafts, and boats...


Very cool !

For me, at least, the only way another hobby could compete, would be if I were "building my own".
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